Columbus, OH
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #49
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Columbus’s ParkScore rating:
42 out of 100
54 out of 100
73 out of 100
30 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100.
In evaluating park systems, we include land owned by all public agencies within the 100 most populous U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Columbus meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity
of Columbus's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Columbus are parks needed most?
Columbus has 529 parks
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Columbus Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
57 th percentile
3.5 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
6 th percentile
0.3 per 100,000 people
3 rd percentile
1.1 per 10,000 people
43 rd percentile
1.3 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
74 th percentile
1.1 per 20,000 people
14 th percentile
0.4 per 100,000 people
Mayor Andrew Ginther has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Columbus resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone deserves a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Ginther
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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